2015 Report details for project: Health and Social Care Network

Project name: Health and Social Care Network - there are 6 reports for this project: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: DOH (D12) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2015 (data is from Sept 2014)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: The programme has recently been renamed as the Health and Social Care Network, formerly called the Public Sector Network for Health. This is to reflect that the future network will support the growing information needs of a more integrated health and social care environment. Health and Social Care Network is the programme set up, on behalf of the health and social care sector, to enable the provision of a network solution across the Health and Social Care landscape. Key deliverables will be the exit from the existing contract, disaggregation of the services, transition to a range of suppliers and ultimately the transformation of services to a digital, internet based platform, whilst aligning with Government Information and Communication Technology and Digital Strategies; including a reduction in the cost in comparison with the extant solution. The programme is currently undertaking a reset and review on its future direction, and is going through a discovery phase working with subject matter experts to create a Blueprint that contains a strategic roadmap, target operating model and recommendations for a replacement network solution. A Programme Mandate and Programme Business Case have been created to develop the roadmap, into a focused and appraised strategic delivery case. The Programme Business Case is progressing through the approvals route.
DCA (RAG): Red
DCA text: The MPA RAG rating was Red at Q2 2014. The Cabinet Office's MPA rated the delivery confidence as Red. Agreeing the Programme Business Case is the key to improved delivery confidence and the Programme will continue to report a Red delivery confidence whilst the Programme Business Case is progressing through the approvals process and the discovery phase has still to complete. Action taken by the Programme includes a new Senior Responsible Owner and Programme Director joining the team changing the focus of delivery; Health and Social Care Network has been confirmed as a Programme, and is to be a pathfinder for the new Agile Business Case Approach; a Business Case team has been recruited including a financial modeller; there has been an emphasis on joining the current N3 service team with the Health and Social Care Network Teams to ensure continuity of service for customers; Terms of Reference have been approved and the Programme Board commenced; procurement of managed services and specialist resource to ensure that the resource is suitable; risk and issue log created and a process to update and review developed fortnightly. Furthermore, communications to users of the current network solution have been made and stakeholder engagement has accelerated.
Start date: 2012-03-29
End date: 2014-10-10
Schedule text: A plan was not published in Q2 2014/2015. The Programme has reset its strategic direction and as such the plan is to no longer relevant. The Programme has started to develop a Blueprint out of which agreement on the exit, transition and procurement plans will be developed. The programme end date is the 31st March 2017 when the current contract with N3SP comes to an end.
Baseline: £177.46m
Forecast: £1.89m
Variance: -98.90%
Variance text: The budget was allocated according to the original plan which expected contract exit and transition to be taking place 2014/ 2015. The programme has been delayed while its strategic direction is reviewed and therefore this budget allocation is no longer relevant. The budget figure is as per the Strategic Outline Business Case and envisaged a completed transition to the Public Service Network for Health (as was) and does not include any spend on the current N3 service.
Whole Life Cost: £748.16m
WLCost text: The budget whole life costs are currently under review due to the quick wins and Blueprint work being undertaken. This will be updated in the uplifted Programme Business Case.
Notes1: Health and Social Care Network (Formerly Public Services Network for Health (PSNH)) DOH NON CAPITAL
Sourcefile: IPA_2015.csv

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